Lucky Spool’s Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Lucky Spool’s Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making in the mail. I finally had some time yesterday to sit down and look through the book…and I’m very excited by what I saw!

Lucky Spool’s Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making is a collection of 10 “Workshops” (or chapters) that cover everything from Color to Curves to Improvisational Piecing to Quilting. Check out the chapter listing.

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

Each workshop begins with an expert spending between 4 and 12 pages talking about their subject.

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

These lessons are then followed by a pattern that is based on their topic. I love this quilt by Kari Vojtechovsky in her Principles of Color Design Workshop.

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

There are a lot of names I know and respect in this book – Jacquie Gering teaching The Alternate Grid…

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

Denyse Schmidt teaching Improvisational Patchwork…

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

Penny Layman teaching Paper Piecing…

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

Angela Walters teaching Modern Quilting…

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

The end of the book contains A Study of 50 Modern Quilts, starting off with one of my favorite examples of Modern Traditionalism by Victoria Findlay Woolfe, Double Edged Love.

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

Each page has a grouping of quilts, organized by design and color.

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

And the reason I received this book early, my This Way, That Way quilt was included!

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

Although I haven’t made any patterns from this book yet, I really enjoyed digging into it yesterday. I think Lucky Spool’s Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making would be an awesome resource for quilt guild libraries, as well as home libraries. If you are interested in Modern Quilting techniques, I highly recommend checking it out.

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20 Comments

  1. Reply

    Colleen P

    July 9, 2014

    This book looks GREAT!!! I can’t wait to buy one!!!

  2. Reply

    Lucy Daniel

    July 9, 2014

    How EXCITING & it’s a MUST get a copy for meiπŸ˜ƒ

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    Karen at A Glimpse Into My Reveries

    July 9, 2014

    It does sound like a modern quilt bible / study guide!
    Congratulations on having your quilt in the book!

  4. Reply

    Anne Beier

    July 9, 2014

    This is a great give-a-way. Thank you for the opportunity.

  5. Reply

    Daria

    July 9, 2014

    Have to add this to my sewing library!

  6. Reply

    Ronda

    July 9, 2014

    love the idea of ‘in depth lessons’. ronda

  7. Reply

    Sondra

    July 9, 2014

    My copy is on order! Thanks for the information, it looks wonderful!

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    Sue Moore

    July 9, 2014

    I have to get myself a copy! Thanks for showing the book! πŸ™‚

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    Anita

    July 9, 2014

    Does this book have the pattern for the double wedding ring? I’ve noticed some books sometimes show projects but don’t provide the pattern, was just curious. Thanks!

    • Reply

      Faith

      July 10, 2014

      Hi Anita – good question! There are only patterns for the Workshops (so the 10 chapters). The Study of 50 Modern Quilts is just a collection of photos of quilts – no patterns. Those quilts are not by the authors of the book.

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    Lyn

    July 10, 2014

    Faith,

    I, too, have this book – autographed by Kari who wrote the first chapter on color. She is in our guild! We pre-ordered and received our copies at the Berthoud Quilt Show last month. It’s fabulous for those of us who can execute the basics and are ready to grow more sophisticated in our skills and Mod perspective. I love it! Newbies will glimpse their future in this “variety” of experiences with support to get the basics down. Best to whoever gets this wonderful book!

    • Reply

      Faith

      July 10, 2014

      How awesome Lyn!! And totally unrelated – but my grandma lives in Berthoud! πŸ™‚

  11. Reply

    Lori

    July 10, 2014

    Faith,

    Thankyou so much for showing a peek of this book. Now I know for sure that I want it! Btw, I’m brand new to blogging, and your site is the first one I’ve left a comment on:)

    • Reply

      Faith

      July 10, 2014

      Welcome to blogland!!! πŸ™‚ I’m honored to be your first comment! πŸ™‚

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    Helen in the UK

    July 11, 2014

    This is the most helpful (to me) review of this book I’ve seen to date. I’ve added it to my Amazon wishlist, although it’s not available in the UK yet. Congrats on having your quilt included πŸ™‚

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    Connie W

    July 11, 2014

    This book look very interesting I will be looking for a copy. Thanks for the sneak preveiw.

  14. Reply

    Connie W

    July 11, 2014

    This book look very interesting I will be looking for a copy. Thanks for the sneak preveiw.

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    Laura W

    July 11, 2014

    I just bought this book last week! So far I’ve really enjoyed it. Congrats on having your quilt featured. As a beginning quilter, that’s a dream of mine!

  16. Reply

    Jeifner

    July 13, 2014

    Looks like a lovely book and nice concept.

  17. Reply

    Karen Ackva

    July 21, 2014

    The book looks really fresh with new ideas and designs. It would be great to learn something new! Thank you for sharing your success.
    LG – Karen

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